Ever feel like everyone's else life is better than your own?
Especially when looking at their 'online' life?
Here are 10 ideas to help you enjoy each day of your life...
1. Bring nature indoors.
Flowers are always a pick me up. A supermarket bouquet will work just fine.
But this time of year you may be able to cut your own.
Wildflowers or even just neat grasses will do.
Think ferns... tree branches... pretty weeds... pine cones... you get the idea.
2. Change something.
We have a very messy backyard this time of year thanks to
several mulberry trees. I helped My Love get rid of some
overhanging branches... actually we're still working on it.
Looking forward to a neater yard this June!
3. Look for improvement.
We have a dog that has been a training challenge - to put in mildly.
We're talking many tears have been shed over this dog's ways.
BUT.. she is getting better. And for all her roughness - she loves fruit!
Today I enjoyed watching her help herself to the
mulberries from our felled branches.
4. Try something new or different.
A new recipe would be an obvious choice. But for me on this day -
I decided to do my product photo shoot right smack in the middle
of my sunny driveway. (Never did it there before.)
I found I could move in any direction to avoid shadows. Worked great!
5. Make an easy supper.
I eat mostly gluten free and dairy free. My schedule is full.
It gets old trying to keep food on hand. Keep it simple and be OK with that!
Vegetarian Chili is great for special diets. It also makes a big dish
and has no meat to thaw making it quick, easy & cheap to throw together.
I do mine in the crockpot. Did I mention it tastes great?
6. Praise yourself for something you did that worked.
I'm happy with my patio planters this year. I didn't even always
have patio planters - so that's a double praise to me!
7. Enjoy it 'how it is'...
We have a postage-stamp sized vegetable garden.
We have more shade than we should. It doesn't do 'great'
and is slower than others people's gardens in my area.
But it's our little garden and I enjoy tending to what there is.
8. Think on a recent good happening.
I was with a group of ladies over the weekend on a thrifting trip.
Oh my - such good times and memories made.
And bargains too! How fun is that?
9. Create a new outfit.
It's fun to get something new once in a while.
On my recent thrifting trip - my focus was shirts and tops.
BUT - working with what you already have and
trying it in new ways works too.
10. Enjoy the nature in your own back yard.
We love watching the birds at our feeders and in our birdbath.
And whatever else happens to show up...
And one last bonus tip... Smile through your day!
Everything goes better when you smile. Truly.
Now enjoy this day that God gave to you.
And enjoy tomorrow too! ~Joyce